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Will Green Take LG Job Back from Cooper?

While the world of spent yesterday frantically refreshing Twitter for the latest news, some new information came out pertaining to the Cowboys' current task at hand – the on Sunday, a road game they will indeed play with Elliott toting the rock.

An updated Cowboys was released here by ' Jon Machota, and the biggest thing that stands out is being slotted ahead of at .

Chaz Green had remained healthy and in the starting lineup for the Cowboys' first three games of the season, as Elliott averaged 2.9 yards per carry in his starts. Moving on from a forgettable eight yard performance in Denver, the Cowboys' picked up where they left off without (now with the Broncos) at LG – as Green filled in admirably to fit well between  and .

Perhaps it was Smith's back issues resurfacing in practice that led to the Cowboys pulling Green out of the starting lineup to be ready if needed at (a position he's performed at in place of Tyron before), but Jonathan Cooper got the starts against the Rams and Packers.

In both games, Zeke Elliott averaged four yards per carry and the Cowboys scored at least 30 points for the first times in 2017.

Still, a closer look at Cooper's performance on tape showed a player that – as has been the case throughout his difficult career – struggled in space and played with poor balance.

As long as Chaz Green is able to play, he is the Cowboys best, most consistent, and reliable option at LG. The are back in San Francisco for week seven, where they ran for 194 yards in a win last season with Green starting at left .

Offensive Line Battle: Chaz Green to Left Guard?
Dallas Cowboys Chaz Green (79) sets up to block San Francisco 49ers Eli Harold (58) during a 2016 NFL week 4 regular season game, Sunday, October 2, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Cowboys defeated the 49ers, 24-17. (James D. Smith via AP)

It appears that we could again see Chaz in the starting lineup off of the . Dallas' revolving door at LG continues to give those that prefer Green or Cooper equal hope that this team's front five will start “the best five”.

With the best tackle in the game anchoring the left side, the spot next to a healthy and prepared Tyron Smith belongs to a healthy Chaz Green.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Bill Marsh

Is Tyron healthy tho?

Sean Martin

No setbacks right now, he is healthy and playing.


and zeke will not play?

Sean Martin

Elliott was granted another TRO by the SDNY, which keeps this case ongoing there as he’ll try for the PI. The TRO keeps him on the field for at least this week though, potentially for week eight as well before we know more. We had more of the details here at ITS:


What I mean is that he is not listed on the depth chart, how can it be updated? He was granted the TRO yesterday.

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